The contests have names such as Predator Slam, Squirrel Scramble and Final Fling for Fox. And they sometimes challenge hunters to bag the heaviest coyote or the heftiest bunch of squirrels to win a cash prize.
Several communities in Massachusetts are warning residents and dog-walkers to be mindful of coyotes after a string of violent encounters.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Tasos Kamateros had 24 points in South Dakota’s 82-48 victory over UMKC on Saturday night.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Connor Vanover scored 19 points to lead Oral Roberts to an 82-70 victory over South Dakota on Thursday night.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Frankie Fidler had 27 points in Omaha’s 80-72 win over South Dakota on Thursday night.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Matt Dentlinger scored 20 points, Zeke Mayo added 19 and South Dakota State defeated South Dakota 72-67 on Saturday night.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in the Hudson Valley region of New York were searching Friday for an aggressive and possibly rabid coyote that bit a college student earlier in the week, officials said.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Matt Norman scored 21 points as North Dakota beat South Dakota 86-72 on Saturday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Max Abmas scored 31 points, Oral Roberts pummeled South Dakota 103-53 on Monday night, and the Golden Eagles remained unbeaten in the Summit League with their seventh straight win.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tasos Kamateros had 20 points in South Dakota’s 81-67 win over St. Thomas on Saturday night.
South Dakota Coyotes (9-12, 4-5 Summit) at Saint Thomas Tommies (14-9, 5-5 Summit)

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Trenton Massner scored 23 points as Western Illinois beat South Dakota 75-72 on Thursday night.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Matt Dentlinger’s 26 points helped South Dakota State defeat South Dakota 82-64 on Saturday night.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Jacari White’s 18 points helped North Dakota State defeat South Dakota 73-61 on Saturday.
Bruns added nine rebounds for the Coyotes (8-8).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rayquawndis Mitchell had 28 points in UMKC’s 62-45 victory over South Dakota on Monday night.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Essam Mostafa scored 25 points as Coastal Carolina beat South Dakota 87-86 on Wednesday night.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — DJ Davis had 17 points in UC Irvine’s 83-71 win over South Dakota on Saturday.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota men’s basketball coach Eric Peterson was hospitalized Thursday after he sustained multiple injuries in a fall at his home and will not be with the Coyotes when they play UC Irvine on Saturday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists want the U.S. government to list coyotes as endangered in parts of Arizona and New Mexico where the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in North America is found.
DETROIT (AP) — In a bustling metro area of 4.3 million people, Yale University wildlife biologist Nyeema Harris ventures into isolated thickets to study Detroit’s most elusive residents — coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks among them.
A Georgia farmer says his sheepdog is recovering at home two days after killing a pack of coyotes that attacked his flock of sheep.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A coyote ambushed and injured a 2-year old girl outside her Los Angeles home in a daytime attack before her father chased the animal off, her family said.
Police north of Boston came to the rescue of a person who was out walking their dog over their weekend when they were surrounded by a pack of coyotes.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Recent tests confirmed an animal killed during a coyote hunt in upstate New York last year was a wolf, state environmental officials said Thursday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Are wolves hunting and howling in the Northeast woods again, more than a century after they were rooted out of the region?
NORTHBROOK, Ill. (AP) — A coyote on public display in suburban Chicago will get a larger den but not a transfer to a wild animal sanctuary in Colorado.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife authorities caught and euthanized a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old child at a Southern California park earlier this week, officials said.
PANTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is recovering after she said she was attacked by a coyote.

The woman said she was walking with her young dog through a pasture behind her home in Panton last weekend when she saw what she thought was a dog running across the field.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old child at a Southern California park this week, police said Thursday.